It actually began in late September, with a couple steelhead on the Grande Ronde and a huge win by Oregon State over USC.
After that it was off to the Midwest, to fish the fabled waters of Michigan and Indiana:
And what October is complete without a trip to Baja for a rooster:
The End. (Cue cheezy, cliche, sunset-shot music.)
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.